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The Emperor
10-04-2014, 07:09
If so, got any pics? I just discovered these guys, and wow, they look really good! I'm just wondering how similar they are to Imperial Guard miniatures, so if someone has both, I'd love to see them side by side. From a quick glance, this is the stuff that interests me.

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Talk about frustrating. No sooner do I find an awesome looking Penal Legion Squad than GW removes the Penal Legion from the Imperial Guard list. :mad:

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Camo cloaks for my Veteran Squads.

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Now THIS is awesome! I'd love to mix in some female troops into my Cadian squads.

So does anyone have any pics of these models or any others by Victoria Miniatures, and mind sharing those pics, preferably alongside GW Imperial Guard models so I can see them side-by-side? Thanks! :D

Sir Didymus
10-04-2014, 08:07
Awesome. Makes me want to do an IG army :)

Dr.Clock
10-04-2014, 08:41
I've definitely got long term designs on some of her "Highland Guard" as a small allied contingent for my Sallies... nothing says awesome like kilts in space, and some light infantry are the perfect allies for the boys in green to come bail out. (Gonna use FW's Tallarn rules for some nice sharp-shooting shenanigans).

Her sculpts are clearly designed to be used as IG...

also: Google is your friend: http://wargameterrain.blogspot.com/2014/03/victoria-miniatures-female-and-male.html

So basically - they are bang on the money in terms of size, and actually better proportioned than GWs plastic.

Cheers,

The Good Doctor.

The Emperor
10-04-2014, 08:42
Which book has the Tallarn rules? I wouldn't mind checking that out. And thumbs up to kilt wearing Guardsmen in space. :evilgrin:

Dr.Clock
10-04-2014, 08:58
Tallarn rules are in the Taros book... essentially the price of a lascannon per unit to give them Move Through Cover and re-roll ones to hit in the shooting phase. Makes them a little more effective as skirmishers for an armoured Marine advance methinks. Also worth noting that it's not 'required' to take on all units - it essentially gives you the ability to have pseudo veterans in a regular platoon.

Also, it only applies to those units you get through a regular infantry platoon (including add ons like special weapon squads etc) and veterans, as well as the CCS... basically it allows some nifty extra abilities to the odd unit that might want to lurk in cover and then jump out and blast people - or even just getting the most out of massed lasgun fire.

Also of note is the Mukaali Rough Rider squad - eventually I was planning on modelling dudes in kilts riding some big ol' Bog Moose type things... (2W, T4, S5 HoW attacks)

Cheers,

The Good Doctor.

BTJ
10-04-2014, 09:09
The Highland guard kilts were shown in either the 3.5 'dex or WD as Drookian Fen Guard conversions, they fit fine

The Emperor
10-04-2014, 09:35
Fantastic! :) Damn shame they don't have any carapace armor wearing troops, though. I wouldn't have minded seeing them offer a unit like that as well.

Dr.Clock
10-04-2014, 09:51
I hear that... although there's probably all kinds of things you could do on the cheap to 'up armour' a couple squads of vets... thinking more serious helms, shoulder pads... thinking a mixture of kroot shoulder pads and big 'scavenged' Ork plates and the like - even trimmed down marine pads could conceivably work.

The thing with a kilt is that it's most definitely NOT good at protecting the vulnerable 'nether regions'... although there's also these that will hopefully protect against the odd groin/femoral artery shot: http://victoriaminiatures.highwire.com/product/groin-flack-armour-x5

All that being said, since my own plan is to get combined light and heavy infantry by way of marines anyway, I'll be sticking to flak armour... why take more armour when you can just take more bodies???

Cheers,

The Good Doctor.

Colonel Jacka
10-04-2014, 11:51
The figures are really good and and she even has a seated set of legs. Female figures are about to be released and she has some great Beast Men. I recommend these figures some of the best IG look a like's on the market next to Curious Constructs.

Not-not-kenny
10-04-2014, 12:07
There is actually a comparison with GW guardsmen in one of the pictures on the Arcadians' page.

Theocracity
10-04-2014, 14:17
One of my gaming buddies has recently started working with Victoria's stuff. He has a project log with his experiences going on here (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?389963-Imperial-Guard-of-the-Sefirem-Sector) if you're interested.

McFace
10-04-2014, 15:12
Hmmm. They look really nice (really like the female troopers pre-order stuff), but are even more expensive then GW stuff.

Probably would just use them as Vets or something else that's special so I don't break my bank even more than it already is.

Dr.Clock
10-04-2014, 16:34
I hear that... but at the same time, I really dislike both the current plastic kits the GW has for IG (old metal catachans and cadians were alright... the plastics are not worth it IMO).

Also if you live in Canada, they're pretty much exactly the same price as any of the 'classic' IG regiments right from GW, except that they are multi-part kits.

To be fair, I ALSO have an abiding desire for Tallarns, so who knows - maybe I'll end up with a platoon of each in the end...

That's one of the great things about 6th... a couple platoons of Guard would be pretty useless to me without allies, as I tend to play mostly above 2.5k... but with allies, I definitely have incentive to give real legs to the "Defenders of Humanity" vibe of the Sallies that I love so much.

Guard is gonna be expensive any way you slice it (if you want decent models). I'm in the last leg of collecting on four separate forces (Eladar and Marines, both clean and spiky versions)... but who REALLY knows what force they'll start dabbling in too far in advance. As I plan on collecting them realistically only as an allied contingent, I should be able to sink 3 or 4 hundred dollars into Guard in the next few years to. Gives me a good reason to really get those Sallies finally all painted to a good standard... (but that won't happen until I'm happy with my DE).

So yeah - a man can dream.

Cheers,

The Good Doctor.

The Emperor
10-04-2014, 16:38
One of my gaming buddies has recently started working with Victoria's stuff. He has a project log with his experiences going on here (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?389963-Imperial-Guard-of-the-Sefirem-Sector) if you're interested.

Wow, that's a really helpful thread. Thanks for the link.


Hmmm. They look really nice (really like the female troopers pre-order stuff), but are even more expensive then GW stuff.

Yeah, if I get stuff from them it'd be for the odd one-off squad or for some models to spread out across several squads and spruce them up a bit. I certainly wouldn't base an entire Imperial Guard army off of them, as they're too expensive.

forseer of fates
11-04-2014, 02:35
They look amazing, but expensive:(

Colonel Mayhem
11-04-2014, 09:43
I would love 30 of those female cadians to sprinkle throughout my infantry squads, but that seems like an expensive adventure sadly.

Samsonov
11-04-2014, 10:42
I don't have any of the full models but I've ordered some of her arms and they fit GW guardsmen fine. I intend to get a platoon of new male and female troops when they are released.

Colonel Jacka
11-04-2014, 10:57
They look amazing, but expensive:(

Quality cost cobber! They are very good.

Samsonov
11-04-2014, 11:55
Quality cost cobber! They are very good.
Definitely. They may cost more than GW but they fit my image of a guardman (and guardswomen) much more than a Cadian does. In truth, you probably can afford them, you just might not realise it. Play 2nd ed 40K and the number of models required drops substantially compared to later editions, making an army of these much more possible.

Cheeslord
11-04-2014, 14:09
Talk about frustrating. No sooner do I find an awesome looking Penal Legion Squad than GW removes the Penal Legion from the Imperial Guard list. :mad:



This may not be a coincidence. Wasn't there a similar issue with the Tyranids (basically because another company made the model first, GW couldn't make a similar model for their own codex entry)?

Mark.

The Emperor
11-04-2014, 19:37
Quality cost cobber! They are very good.

Yeah. I wouldn't build an army around them due to their cost, but buying a squad or two? Sure. I'll take the models and either sprinkle them in among several squads or keep them together in their own squad.

silentsmoke
11-04-2014, 20:40
I have the penal squad and they are really nice models, these will end up as another infantry squad. I do intend to add more of her work as it is good and it another choice to choose from.

Dr Zoidberg
12-04-2014, 12:33
I've used her Rough Rider and Custodian heads for my Krieg Army. Was very happy with the quality of the sculpts and casts.

http://i.imgur.com/mTPD8IR.jpg (http://imgur.com/mTPD8IR)

http://i.imgur.com/oqkrz9Z.jpg (http://imgur.com/oqkrz9Z)

http://i.imgur.com/v4E1Qz6.jpg (http://imgur.com/v4E1Qz6)

http://i.imgur.com/KFQCuTu.jpg (http://imgur.com/KFQCuTu)

The Emperor
12-04-2014, 12:39
Holy crap, I love your Rough Riders! :D

Dr Zoidberg
12-04-2014, 12:42
Holy crap, I love your Rough Riders! :D

Cheers mate!

Wayfarer2571
12-04-2014, 14:18
Here as some of the Victoria highlanders I've been working on. These are my vets & my CCS regimental standard/babpiper. All of the pieces fit nicely to the GW stuff. only issue I have is the lasguns that Victoria makes don't fit well to the GW torsos without shoulder pads, too much of a big gap. Also, the sergeant and bagpiper are all Victoria.

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Importman
12-04-2014, 14:20
Those penal guards rock. Awesome looking.

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anselminus
12-04-2014, 15:22
I'm really fan of these kits, they really offer a lot of possibilities, with little conversion and mix with Gw kit you can make an original and fun IG army.

Example of my praetorian heavy weapon team.

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Colonel Jacka
13-04-2014, 00:16
Excellent Hvy wpns teams mate!

Ghazbad_Facestompa
13-04-2014, 05:58
Those guardsmen/women are pretty interesting. Still, I won't be doing an IG force for a while, so maybe they'll put out some "totally not Valhallans", also with both genders, by then. Or they won't and I'll go for a different regiment type. Sure, it'll be expensive no matter what I go for, but that just means slow army-building.

Lord Xcapobl
13-04-2014, 08:34
I have seen them a while ago, and I thought it might be a good time to start a second IG army. One with Victorians, being all british and such, and a couple of penal squads. The the AM Codex hit us...
Of course, that will not stop me. I can always use the penal legion models as a special 'one-off' squad in a regular platoon. It just lost its special characteristics, but who cares? The idea will be executed. One day.
The limiting factor is price. Looking at the sculpts I think they might be worth it. But it also means I have to do a little more careful planning with my purchases.

anselminus
13-04-2014, 10:49
I have see green of valhallan and maybe tallarn (not sure for tallarn) make by victoria miniature, i don't know when they comming! But if project is not in the Warp these 2 regiment will have their kits.

nedsta
13-04-2014, 11:41
I asked Vic awhile ago about desert dwelling regiments and they will be done eventually, then my bank will take the biggest hammering since my missus decided we're refurnishing everything in the house.